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How to get the pill?

How to get the pill?

Which pill?: Your doctor can prescribe oral contraceptives for you ...Read more

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Do women like the pill?

Do women like the pill?

Many do: Many find the reliability and ease of use wonderful. ...Read more

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Can the pill not be effective?

Yes: The pill generally has a failure rate of 5%/yr of use. Skipping doses for a day or two or other inconsistent use can increase failure rate. The lowest long term failure rate is held by IUD's at less than 1%/yr. ...Read more

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What are side affects of the pill?

What are side affects of the pill?

Varied: Some women note breast tenderness, bloating, nausea, irregular bleeding during the first 3 months of the pill. If these persist or are intolerable, you can try a different pill. Dangerous but very rare side effects are blood clots, stroke. These are more common with a family history or if you smoke and are older than 35. All side effects and complications are far less than those of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I should get the pill?

Not like this: To determine if you need any medication, you need to speak with your doctor. Only then can you determine what needs to be treated, and how you should do it. ...Read more

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Could forgetting the pill make you feel unwell?

Could forgetting the pill make you feel unwell?

THE PILL?!?: I take it that you are referring to a birth control pill? It can certainly mean to use another form of birth control until you get back on track! ...Read more

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When I come off the pill will I put weight on?

When I come off the pill will I put weight on?

Yes or no: Most women think birth control pills make them gain weight. Coming off the pill should have no effect unless your caloric intake drastically goes up. ...Read more

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Is the pill cb1a good pill to help gain weight?

Is the pill cb1a good pill to help gain weight?

Not likely: Main ingredient is echinacea--an immune booster which is not famous for profound weight gain. Animal studies show it does not help mammals or birds gain weight. Ok it did help rainbow trout put on weight but that was through probable improvement in immune ability. The pill claims to slow metabolism to help weight gain--not possible. There are other products that are more useful. My opinion only. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for the pill to work?

How much time does it take for the pill to work?

Usually immediately: For the combined oral contraceptive pill (this is the standard form of 'the pill'), you will be protected from the day you start taking it if you start on the 1st day of your period. Take a look at this helpful website for more general info:
http://www. Familyplanning. Org. Nz/advice/contraception/combined-oral-contraceptive-pill ...Read more

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Are there any medical risks for taking the pill?

Are there any medical risks for taking the pill?

Yes: All hormones have medical risks. The most important risks are hypertension, cardiovacular disease and blood clots. If you have a history of clotting disorder, migraine headaches or hypertension, you should not take combined hormones. Also if you are a smoker over the age of 35 you should not take the pill. ...Read more

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Can I safely discontinue the pill whenever I want?

Can I safely discontinue the pill whenever I want?

Contraceptive pill: I am assuming you are talking about contraceptive pill. If someones doesn't want protection against pregnancy then the pill can be stopped but periods can be expected to be bit irregular. ...Read more

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Can you absorb extacy from just touching the pill?

Probably not: It's highly unlikely that any appreciable absorption could occur from transiently holding an ecstasy pill. ...Read more

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Restarting the pill can it give you the lina negra?

Restarting the pill can it give you the lina negra?

Linea Nigra: That is possible. Linea Nigra can develop during pregnancy, with use of some oral contraceptives & due to change is hormones. Adrenal gland insufficieny and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can be associated with Linea Nigra. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I crush the pill without losing parts of it?

How do I crush the pill without losing parts of it?

Pill crusher: You can buy a pill crusher for about 6 dollars at any pharmacy- you put the pill in the container and screw the top part and it will crush the pill with all of it in the bottom of the crusher, then you can pour it into liquid or on applesauce etc.
See http://www. Amazon. Com/Pill-Crusher-70029-Pulverizer-Unit/dp/B000J14PR4/ref=sr_1_3? s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1451204676&sr=1-3&keywords=pill+crusher ...Read more

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What to do if I am thinking of coming off the pill?

What to do if I am thinking of coming off the pill?

Coming off pill: You are very likely to get pregnant if you have sex with men. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the pill to start working?

How long does it take for the pill to start working?

Within the 1st cycle: Provided you begin your pack of pills at the onset of a menstrual period (or the sunday following the start of a menstrual period), the pill will be effective during that cycle. Generally, I tell patients to use a backup method for the first two weeks when starting the pill, and it is certainly safe by the beginning of the second cycle of pills, if taken as directed. ...Read more

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How long should I be taken the pill before I'm safe?

7 days: If you are referring to how long after starting the pill until you can rely on it solely for contraception, the answer is 7 days. For the first 7 days after starting an oral contraceptive, you should use a back up method of birth control as well. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to be able to get the pill?

How old do you have to be to be able to get the pill?

Old enough: If you are having your period and are sexually active, you are old enough. ...Read more

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How long does it take until the pill becomes effective?

How long does it take until the pill becomes effective?

At least one cycle: Typically, if the birth control pill is taken during meness, ovulation should be suppressed. However, to insure effective contraception, back up birth control methods should be additonally used during the first month on the pill. ...Read more

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How long does the pill take to come out of your system?

How long does the pill take to come out of your system?

Depends on Half life: Half-life of a drug means the time it takes for half of it to be eliminated from body. As an example, you take a 50 milligram pill, and its half-life is 18 hours. In 18 hours 25 mg will eliminate from your body. Normally, it takes 3 to 4 half-life’s for complete elimination from body ...Read more

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What is gpi-a5 500mg tablet? I need the details of the pill

What is gpi-a5 500mg tablet? I need the details of the pill

A: A pill with the inscription gpi-a5 is Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)). 500mg makes it extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen). Regular strength tylenol (acetaminophen) is 325mg. See attached website for more information. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am protected by the pill after my 1st dose?

How to tell if I am protected by the pill after my 1st dose?

No: No. If you are referring to regular birthcontrol pills- you won't be protected yet. So use back up birth control. ...Read more

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